Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thanksgiving Day

We've had a lovely Thanksgiving Day. Lots of family at our house. Michael's parents brought their dog, Copper, a handsome young Golden. He and Watson have had a great time playing outside together in the snow (yes, SNOW!) but get a little too rambunctious inside. Getting dinner on was a relatively low-stress event, all things considered. The Moms very kindly helped, while Michael put together the new bed so my parents would have somplace to sleep. The workload seemed unexpectedly light, despite the need for an unanticipated trip to the grocery store first thing this am.

I even made a new dog biscuit recipe after dinner, with ground beef. The dogs seem quite enamored of the new biscuits, and hopefully they will work well as bait for Watson at this weekend's event. Also did a bit of grooming. Watson really enjoyed having an audience (some folks came downstairs to chat while I groomed). Unfortunately, his enjoyment translates into a lot of shimmying around on the table, making for a none too effective grooming session, but when it's just the two of us, he's usually very good these days. Actually, I did end up making a good effort on ears and nails, though, so not a total loss.

We're looking forward to a possible trip to the dog park tomorrow, getting everyone a little exercise. Hope the weather will cooperate. Saturday the family will go our separate ways again. For now, I'm just thankful to have had a mostly relaxing day with the relatives and dogs.

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